Bank Street has released their 2016 edition of the Best Children’s Books of the Year, and not one but five of our author/illustrators were included! These are children’s books published in 2015 that the Children’s Book Committee feels had excellent literary quality, emotional impact, and educational quality, as well as beautiful presentation.
Welcome Home, Bear by Il Sung Na
Five to Nine:
Frederick’s Journey, written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by London Ladd
Sunday Shopping, written by Sally Derby and illustrated by Shadra Strickland
One Plastic Bag, written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay, written by Cari Best and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
Nine to Twelve:
Poems in the Attic, written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
You can find the full list of winners here.